Pauline Prior-Pitt

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Dune Distance Pale
Sollas Beach Abstract IV
Rocks I
Sollas Beach Abstract II

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Pauline’s paintings are a personal and emotional response to the beaches and shores close to where she lives. They are ever changing, in a landscape which is always the same, but never the same in the changing light, in this land of wind and water and stone.

Using acrylics and some mixed media, she captures the huge sweeps of long deserted beaches in their different moods. Views from her studio/shed at the bottom of the garden are also an inspiration for her work.

Pauline studied drawing and painting for three years on the Lews Castle College Art Course at Taigh Chearsabhagh.

She exhibits her work with other locally based artists at the Sollas Gallery during Art on the Map in July/August.


‘She makes you laugh, she makes you cry, she makes you think.’

Her poetry collections, which are published by Spike Press, include: Waiting Women, Addresses and Dreams, Storm Biscuits, Ironing with Sue Lawley, and Holding Close. She has also written three poetry pamphlets, North Uist Sea Poems (which won the 2006 Callum Macdonald Award) Three Score Years and Some, and Disappearing Out.

Pauline Prior-Pitt is a poet and a performer and an after dinner speaker. She observes the details in everyday domestic life and makes the ordinary, extraordinary. In her collections you will find poems about babies, teenagers, grown up children, men (including their mysterious relationship with crumbs), waste bins, freezers, socks, food, dresses, sisters, friends, parents, ageing, as well as love and lots about death. And because she lives on an island, her poems can be intermingled with pebbles, shore, and sea, and the wider landscape.

‘An evening of laughter and wry nods. She creates an atmosphere of absolute empathy and understanding between herself and her audience, and leaves them stunned by her performance.’ LOWDHAM BOOK FESTIVAL

For information about how to buy books and to read some of her poems, visit